Reference numberNLB/5/316
Alternative reference numberNLB/5 p122
TitleCopy letter from Herbert Rix, to Mrs Alice Dannatt, Holydyke, Barton upon Humber
Date13 May 1891
DescriptionRix apologises for having left Dannatt's note of 30 April unanswered for so long, but he explains that he was waiting to have the spare time to compare the seal with various portraits of Sir Isaac Newton in the Royal Society's possession.

However, having now made the comparison, they do not believe the head on her seal to be Newton's; unfortunately, they have no suggestions as to an alternative. Rix further notes that the difference with Newton is too great to support the belief that it could be his head, and neither is there anything on the reverse of the seal to support the belief.
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